Mayfield, PA: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Patronal Feast of St. John the Baptist Cathedral - 07/14/18
On Saturday, July 7, the feast of the Nativity of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptizer of the Lord John, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York paid an archpastoral visit to St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Mayfield, PA, where he led the parish’s patronal feast day.
Howell, NJ: Metropolitan Hilarion leads Feast of Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God at Diocesan Center - 07/13/18
On Monday, July 9, the feast of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York arrived at the Diocese Center in Howell, NJ where he led the patronal feast day of Our Lady of Tikhvin Church.
St. Petersburg, Russia: On Feast of Holy Apostles Peter & Paul, Bishop Nicholas concelebrates Liturgy in Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral - 07/13/18
On Thursday, July 12, the feast day of the Heavenly patrons of St. Petersburg – the Holy Leaders of the Apostles Peter & Paul, Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg & Ladoga led the patronal feast day of the cathedral in Peter & Paul Fortress.
Russia: Bishop Nicholas participates in Celebrations of Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God - 07/10/18
On Monday, July 9, the feast day of the Finding of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg & Ladoga celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Monastery of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Tikhvin, Russia.
Howell, NJ: Bishop Nicholas leads feast of St. John of Shanghai and commemorates Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov on eve of the 40th day of his repose in the Diocesan Center - 07/09/18
On Sunday, July 1, Eastern American Diocesan vicar Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan arrived at the Diocesan Center to take part in the feast day celebrations of the Holy Hierarch John of Shanghai & San Francisco...
New York City: On Feast of Our Lady of Bogolyubovo, Metropolitan Hilarion celebrates Liturgy in Synodal Cathedral - 07/03/18
On Sunday, June 1, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City.
Faces of the Diocese
Andrew Gould: "An American Shrine to Honor the Russian Royal Martyrs" - 07/17/18
It has been my particular honor to create a magnificent shrine and reliquary for the Russian Royal Martyrs. The shrine was commissioned by an American convert to Orthodoxy as a gift to the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, a Russian Orthodox monastery in Wayne, WV.
"The Church for Everyone" – An Interview with Archpriest Victor Potapov - 07/09/18
On Monday, January 8, as part of his broader ROCOR Studies project, Deacon Andrei Psarev (assistant professor of Russian Church History and Canon Law at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY) visited St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, DC, where he conducted an interview with its rector, Archpriest Victor Potapov.
Methuen, MA: St. Xenia Church launches Building Expansion Fund - 07/18/18
With God’s blessing, the parish of St. Xenia Church in Methuen, MA has nearly doubled in size over the last seven years and is continuing to grow.
Lewisburg, PA: Holy Protection Mission to host Viewing of "Becoming Truly Human" - 07/18/18
On Saturday, August 25, Holy Protection Mission in Lewisburg, PA will host a viewing of the Ancient Faith documentary "Becoming Truly Human,"
Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of Russian Abroad, on the Centennial of the Martyrdom of the Holy & Right-Believing Royal Passion-Bearers - 07/12/18
The 20th century was a difficult time for Orthodox Christians in the lands of the Russian Empire, which became the USSR after the Great War, October Revolution, and Civil War. But the more the Church endured persecution...
Lewisburg, PA: Memorial Event in Honor of Centennial of Royal Martyrs to be held at Bucknell University - 07/11/18
On Tuesday, July 17, Holy Protection Mission in Lewisburg, PA will be hosting a memorial event for the centennial of the deaths Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia.
Wayne, WV: Submit Names for St. Panteleimon Moleben at Holy Cross Monastery - 07/11/18
On Thursday, August 9, the brethren of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV will celebrate the feast of their beloved Heavenly patron, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.
Woodbourne, NY: NORR Camp launches Repair Fund in Honor of Archpriests Seraphim Slobodskoy, Alexey Ohotin - 07/10/18
Camp NORR needs your help! The Sts. Peter & Paul Chapel, constructed in 1973, is in need of major repairs. For 45 years, it has withstood hot summers and harsh winters, but they have taken their toll.
Directive from Synod of Bishops on Divine Services to be held in Conjunction with Centennial of Royal Family’s Murder - 07/03/18
"At its Tuesday, February 13, 2018 session, the Synod of Bishops resolved… that the diocesan cathedrals, monasteries, and other churches of the Russian Church Abroad, wherever possible, should serve nighttime Divine Services on the night of July 3/16 into 4/17, 2018.."
Directive from Synod of Bishops on Condition of Affairs at Synodal Candle Factory - 07/03/18
The Synod of Bishops "resolved… to close the Synodal Candle Factory and to dissolve its attendant St. Zosima corporation… to earnestly entreat the parishes of the North American dioceses to support the monasteries through the ordering of candles… if for honorable reasons parishes do not order from the monasteries indicated, to impose a tax in the amount of 10 percent of the profit from sales of said candles."
Jackson, NJ: Details for St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations posted on Diocesan Website - 06/22/18
Sunday, July 29, will mark the annual national St. Vladimir’s Day Celebrations, in honor of the Baptism of the Russian people into the Orthodox Christian Faith by St. Vladimir. The schedule of divine services, as well as information on local hotels for visitors, is now available on the diocesan website.
Registration has begun for St. Seraphim Camp - 05/27/18
Registration for St. Seraphim Camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania has begun and is now available on line at the camp website. St. Seraphim Camp provides an Orthodox environment for children beginning with the third grade and through high school. Days are filled with exciting adventures, such as river tubing, swimming, hiking, bonfires, sports competitions, arts and crafts, and archery.
Chosen One of the Mother of God
"The 20th Anniversary of Jose’s Murder" – On the 19th Annual Pilgrimage to the Grave of Jose Muñoz-Cortes
The Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Portaitissa" and the Myrrh-Streaming "Montreal" Icon of the Iveron Mother of God
Protodeacon Serge Arlievsky: "Consequences of the 1917 Revolution - Russians in the Lower Hudson Valley"